Al"ien*ate (#), a. [L. alienatus, p. p. of alienare, fr. alienus. See Alien, and cf. Aliene.]

Estranged; withdrawn in affection; foreign; -- with from.

O alienate from God. Milton.


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Al"ien*ate (#), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Alienated (#); p. pr. & vb. n. Alienating.]


To convey or transfer to another, as title, property, or right; to part voluntarily with ownership of.


To withdraw, as the affections; to make indifferent of averse, where love or friendship before subsisted; to estrange; to wean; -- with from.

The errors which . . . alienated a loyal gentry and priesthood from the House of Stuart. Macaulay.

The recollection of his former life is a dream that only the more alienates him from the realities of the present. I. Taylor.


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Al"ien*ate (#), n.

A stranger; an alien.



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